The Civil Wars

Author: Appian

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1442935383

Category: History

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Appian has beautifully captured the accounts of great conquerors and leaders. Their conquests, invasions and leadership qualities have been discussed in detail. The historical narrative reads like a novel and this adds to the appeal of the book. Enthralling and informative!

The History of Polybius the Megalopolitan

containing a general account of the transactions of the world, and principally of the Roman people, during the first and second Punick wars, &c

Author: Polybius,John Dryden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Greece

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Rome and America: the Great Republics

What the Fall of the Roman Republic Portends for the United States

Author: Walter Signorelli

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480863424

Category: Political Science

Page: 618

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In innumerable ways, the United States of America is the political and social descendant of the Roman Republic, and the influences of Rome reverberate throughout our world. Yet while America reflects the heights of Roman structures, ideas, and principles, we also now face a host of problems similar to those that the Romans faced—immigration and citizenship, the consequences of slavery, the growing divide between classes, the conflict between conservatives and progressives, and the challenges of being a superpower. In Rome and America: The Great Republics, author Walter Signorelli chronicles and compares these two greatest and enduring republics of history, explaining how they formed, grew, and prospered. He evaluates their strengths and weaknesses, the environments from which they emerged, and the values and practices they had in common. Signorelli also explores parallels between American and Roman military history, similarities between their constitutional governments, and the legacy of Roman law in America. Last, he questions whether our democratic-republican government will disintegrate as the Roman Republic disintegrated, whether it will grow stronger despite its similarities to the Roman experience, or whether it will transform itself into another form of government akin to Rome’s imperial dictatorship. More than an historical narrative or a collection of biographies, Rome and America: The Great Republics examines the political, social, economic, and moral factors that affected both nations, considering the successes and mistakes of the Romans and their implications for American society today.

Appian's Roman History

Author: Apiano

Publisher: Loeb Classical Library

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 617

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Appian (Appianus) was a Greek official of Alexandria. He saw the Jewish rebellion of 116 CE, and later became a Roman citizen and advocate and received the rank of eques (knight). In his older years he held a procuratorship. He died during the reign of Antoninus Pius who was emperor 138?161 CE. Honest admirer of the Roman empire though ignorant of the institutions of the earlier Roman republic, he wrote, in the simple 'common' dialect, 24 books of 'Roman affairs', in fact conquests, from the beginnings to the times of Trajan (emperor 98?117 CE). Eleven have come down to us complete, or nearly so, namely those on the Spanish, Hannibalic, Punic, Illyrian, Syrian, and Mithridatic wars, and five books on the Civil Wars. They are valuable records of military history. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Appian is in four volumes.

Ancient Libraries

Author: Jason König,Katerina Oikonomopoulou,Greg Woolf

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107244587

Category: History

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The circulation of books was the motor of classical civilization. But books were both expensive and rare, and so libraries - private and public, royal and civic - played key roles in articulating intellectual life. This collection, written by an international team of scholars, presents a fundamental reassessment of how ancient libraries came into being, how they were organized and how they were used. Drawing on papyrology and archaeology, and on accounts written by those who read and wrote in them, it presents new research on reading cultures, on book collecting and on the origins of monumental library buildings. Many of the traditional stories told about ancient libraries are challenged. Few were really enormous, none were designed as research centres, and occasional conflagrations do not explain the loss of most ancient texts. But the central place of libraries in Greco-Roman culture emerges more clearly than ever.

Opportunity

Optimizing Life's Chances

Author: Donald Morris

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 1615924035

Category: Self-Help

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War and Peace in the Western Political Imagination

From Classical Antiquity to the Age of Reason

Author: Roger Manning

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474258727

Category: History

Page: 416

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The study of war in all periods of prehistory and recorded history has always commanded the attention of historians, dramatists, poets and artists. The study of peace has, however, not yet gained a comparable readership, and the subject is attracting an increasing amount of scholarly research. This volume presents the first work of academic research to tackle this imbalance head on. It looks at war and peace through the ages, from the Classical world through to the 18th century. It considers the nature and advocacy of war and peace both from an historical perspective but also a philosophical one, particularly looking at how universal peace, which began as a personal philosophy, became over the centuries a political philosophy that underpins much of modern society's attitudes towards warfare and militarism. Roger Manning begins his journey through history by looking at the Greek martial ethos and philosophical concepts of peace and war in the ancient world; moving through the Roman empire's military advances, he explores the concepts of war and peace in the medieval world and the Renaissance, with the writing of Machiavelli and Erasmus; finally, his account of the search for a science of peace in the 17th and 18th centuries brings the book to its conclusion.

History of the Wars

Books 5-6 (Gothic War)

Author: Procopius

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602064962

Category:

Page: 464

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"The last major ancient historian, Byzantine scholar PROCOPIUS OF CAESAREA (c. 500565) traveled with the army of Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I as a military adviser, and chronicled the wars he foughtthis is the primary source today of information about the reign of Justinian I. Here, in Books III and IV of the eight-volume History of the Wars, Procopius tells the story of the Vandalic War between the Eastern Roman Empire and the Vandals in North Africa. Journeying by land and sea, Procopius regales us with vivid tales of battleincluding the capture of Carthage, the famous ancient city and the Vandal capital at the timeand of the intrigues and power struggles that dogged the emperor. Far from dry, this is a thrilling read, one that echoes of this still turbulent region today. Students of the history of the Middle East will be enthralled by this ancient work."

Music in Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: John G Landels

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134704860

Category: History

Page: 320

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Music in Ancient Greece and Rome provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of music from Homeric times to the Roman emperor Hadrian, presented in a concise and user-friendly way. Chapters include: * contexts in which music played a role * a detailed discussion of instruments * an analysis of scales, intervals and tuning * the principal types of rhythm used * and an exploration of Greek theories of harmony and acoustics. Music in Ancient Greece and Rome also contains numerous musical examples, with illustrations of ancient instruments and the methods of playing them.

The World in Ancient Times

Primary Sources and Reference Volume

Author: Ronald Mellor,Amanda H. Podany

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195222202

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Presents a collection of primary source documents, a timeline, and a master index.

Meditations

Author: Marcus Aurelius

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0307569764

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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The Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius Antoninus (a.d. 121—180) embodied in his person that deeply cherished, ideal figure of antiquity, the philosopher-king. His Meditations are not only one of the most important expressions of the Stoic philosophy of his time but also an enduringly inspiring guide to living a good and just life. Written in moments snatched from military campaigns and the rigors of politics, these ethical and spiritual reflections reveal a mind of exceptional clarity and originality, and a spirit attuned to both the particulars of human destiny and the vast patterns that underlie it. From the Hardcover edition.

Annals IV

Author: Cornelius Tacitus,David Colin Arthur Shotter

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780856684043

Category: History

Page: 204

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The fourth book of Tacitus' Annals recounts one of the mostturbulent periods of Tiberius' reign: the conflict between theemperor and Agrippina's family moved to its twin climaxes ofTiberius' retirement to Capreae and the destruction of Agrippinaand members of her family. An active agent in this drama wasAelius Sejanus, the prefect of the Praetorian Guard, whose ownambitions progressed closer to fulfilment in the course of AnnalsIV. This edition offers a new translation and commentary, as wellas a group of introductory essays which highlight the book's mainthemes and personalities. These serve to draw together the fruitsof Dr Shotter's publications over twenty years in this field, andquestion not only the actual notion of Tiberius' villainy, butalso the degree to which Tacitus subscribed to it. It iscontended here that the emperor is shown by Tacitus to be thevictim of other people, but also of his own weaknesses ofcharacter. As such, a sympathetic presentation of Tiberiusemerges as the lasting impression of Annals IV. Although allaspects of Tacitus' writing are embraced in this edition, theemphasis throughout is historical. Latin text with facing pagetranslatin, introduction and commentary.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

The SBL Handbook of Style

Author: Society of Biblical Literature

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 158983965X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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The definitive source for how to write and publish in the field of biblical studies The long-awaited second edition of the essential style manual for writing and publishing in biblical studies and related fields includes key style changes, updated and expanded abbreviation and spelling-sample lists, a list of archaeological site names, material on qur’anic sources, detailed information on citing electronic sources, and expanded guidelines for the transliteration and transcription of seventeen ancient languages. Features: Expanded lists of abbreviations for use in ancient Near Eastern, biblical, and early Christian studies Information for transliterating seventeen ancient languages Exhaustive examples for citing print and electronic sources

Dio's Rome: An Historical Narrative Originally Composed in Greek During the Reigns of Septimius Severus, Geta and Caracalla, Macri

Author: Cassius Dio Cocceianus,Herbert Baldwin Foster,Joannes Zonaras

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781376895964

Category: History

Page: 470

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The Roman History

The Reign of Augustus

Author: Cassius Dio

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140455671

Category: History

Page: 368

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Augustus Caesar, the first emperor of Rome (27 BC-AD 14), brought peace and prosperity to his city after decades of savage civil war. This selection from Cassius Dio's Roman History gives the fullest description of that long struggle and ultimate triumph - detailing the brutal battles and political feuds that led to the collapse of Rome's 400-year-old republic, and Augustus' subsequent reign as emperor. Included are accounts of military campaigns from Ethiopia to Yugoslavia, and of long conflict with Antony and Cleopatra. With skill and artistry, Dio brings to life many speeches from the era - among them Augustus' damning indictment of Antony's passion for the Egyptian queen - and provides a fascinating account of the debate between the great general Agrippa and Maecenas on the virtues of republicanism and monarchy.